In Defense of Industrial Agriculture


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5 Responses

  1. North says:

    The omnivore’s delusion always seemed pretty soundly grounded to me. This one is a bit more of an all purpose screed. I particularly was amused by his last paragraph where he absently mentions all the ways that the government props up farms. Agricultural entitlement at its’ best there.

    Now heavens know that the Farm inc. crowds are batshit crazy about a lot of things when it comes to do with modern farming. But the Industrial farming crowds aren’t all in the right either. There’s a monstrous dead zone sitting in the Caribbean that can attest very firmly to that. Probably the right mix is somewhere in between the two poles.Report

  2. greginak says:

    i can easily imagine plenty of good critiques of the critics of modern Ag, but this was mostly a “those darn city folk” culture war type puff piece from AEI. I’m guessing one of AEI’s sponsors is Monsanto.Report

  3. Cascadian says:

    Federal Ag subsidies are as maddening as bank bail outs.Report

    • North in reply to Cascadian says:

      Yeah Cas, only they’re also as ubiquitous as cockroaches and as durable too. If the end times come I anticipate that the cockroaches will survive… and somehow they’ll preserve the federal agricultural subsidies.Report